FACIAL AESTHETICS

Are you interested in wrinkle reductions in Burnham? Discover our facial aesthetics services for younger looking skin.

Anti-Ageing Injectable Treatment

 

If you want to reduce the lines on your face without having to resort to surgical procedures, the good news is that facial rejuvenation techniques can soften wrinkles for a more youthful appearance. The benefit of having this treatment done by dentists is that they have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the facial anatomy and can perform this delicate work in a precise and safe manner. Our practice uses the Botox in Burnham also known as botulinum toxin type A for this treatment, an injectable aesthetic solution. Here is how it works:

  1. Once injected into the skin the Botox relaxes the tiny facial muscles, which cause expression lines, by blocking the nerve impulses in them, leaving the skin looking smoother.

  2. Areas on the face that can be treated include frown lines (vertical lines which form between the eyebrows), eyebrows, crow's feet, forehead lines and lines around the mouth and top lip, known as 'smoker's lines'.

  3. The injection is quick and painless, usually lasting around 5-10 minutes and requiring no antiseptic. Results will usually be seen in a few days, sometimes taking between 4-7 days for the effects to be seen.

As this is not a permanent treatment, the effects will wear off over time. It is therefore possible for the procedure to be repeated every 3 months for effective results.

Life benefits

  • Reduced facial lines for more youthful appearance.

  • Non-surgical and painless procedure.

How does Botox work?

Botox works by blocking signals from your nerves to your muscles. These muscles aren't able to contract anymore. That's important because wrinkles are caused by these same muscles contracting time after time over a number of years.

 

Scientists discovered this when they observed that patients with blepharospasm (uncontrolled blinking) and strabismus (lazy eye) reacted well to treatment with Botox. In 2002, it gained approval by the Federal Drug Administration for use in cosmetic procedures.

What is Botox made of?

Botox is made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The botulinum in the bacterium causes paralysis. Over the course of many years of study, they discovered a way to use it to their advantage. Their findings were put through many different tests and, after the results satisfied the Federal Drug Administration, it was released onto the market.

Can I exercise after Botox?

The current medical advice is for patients not to exercise for at least six hours after treatment.

How long does Botox take to work?

For most patients, the positive effects of Botox can be observed in as little as 72 hours to a week from treatment.

What are the health effects of Botox?

The immediate side-effects of using Botox can include flu-like symptoms (including nausea and headaches), facial pain, and muscle weakness. Research backs up on-the-ground experience of practitioners in that it states that these side-effects disappear after continued use.

Botox and pregnancy?

If you're pregnant, you're breastfeeding, or you have a neurological disorder, please do not use Botox.

Is Botox dangerous?

Botox has been available for use in cosmetic treatments since 2002. There is little or no evidence of harm caused by Botox.

Popular Botox treatments

Botox for eyes - patients request information on Botox around eyes and Botox under eyes

 

Botox forehead - patients want to know more about Botox in forehead

 

Other popular requests for information are on Botox brow lift, and Botox for crow's feet

One of the most effective and safe anti-aging treatments.

Dermal fillers are an incredibly effective non-surgical solution to restore your youthful appearance by smoothing out wrinkles and plumping up lips and cheeks.

 

With highly-visible and positive results after only one treatment, they are quickly becoming one of the most popular anti-aging therapies on offer.

 

Giving you back your vitality and confidence, dermal fillers can be used to achieve:

 

• Plumper lips

• Fuller cheeks

• Smooth, wrinkle-free skin

• Enhanced features

• A natural looking contour

• Improved appearance of acne scars

• A more supple and voluminous face

 

At around the age of just 25, our bodies stop making elastin and collagen – the proteins that keep our tissue firm and our skin stretchy. That’s when we start to show the signs of aging; sunken cheeks, deep lines and wrinkles, thinner lips and hollow eyes.

 

Dermal Fillers restore that suppleness to your face, leaving you looking – and feeling – younger, healthier and happier.

 

Burnham Dental Practice offers Dermal Fillers to both existing and new customers. It all starts with a consultation - press read more below...

Your initial consultation - questions we'll ask you

Here at Burnham Dental Practice, we are passionate about giving you the results you want. In your consultation, we’ll help you figure out what you’d like from the treatment and which type of dermal filler would work best for you.

 

We’ll go through your full medical history before we recommend any kind of treatments and find out what kind of results you’re hoping for from the procedure.

 

We want to get to know you so we can give our honest and educated professional opinion on how to achieve the end-result you really want.

Your initial Dermal Filler consultation – questions you might want to ask us

Before you come into your consultation, we recommend you write down all the questions you want to ask about the treatment.

 

That way you’ll be prepared and can get all the information you want to know before making your decision. You may want to know:

 

• how long the treatment takes,

• how long the effects will last,

• success rates,

• which professional at Billericay Dental Care perform these treatments,

• whether any other treatments might better help you get the results you’re looking for.

 

You can ask us anything you want to help you make your decision. At your consultation you may want to ask:

 

• what does my treatment process entail?

• what experience does the professional administering my Dermal Fillers treatment have?

• which cosmetic treatment and Dermal Fillers training and qualifications does my consultant possess?

• can you tell me about other patients who've had Dermal Fillers in Billericay at your centre and what their experience was?

• what if the results were not what I was hoping for?

• how often will I need treatment?

 

After your consultation, you may want to give yourself a while to consider the treatment. If you decide you definitely want to proceed with Dermal Fillers, please give us a call and we can start getting everything prepared for your treatment.

 

To book your initial consultation, please call 01621 782644 or email info@burnhamdentalpractice.com

What are Dermal Fillers made of?

The majority of dermal fillers are made up of a naturally occurring sugar chain molecule that binds water in the skin, called hyaluronic acid.

 

This chemical then works with the remaining collagen and elastin in your body to support the proteins in your skin that keep you looking youthful.

 

The proteins then plump up the area under your skin, which can help to smooth out wrinkles and creases in the face, or add extra volume to your cheeks and lips.

 

Different formulas are available to treat varying degrees of wrinkles and a range of desired effects.

What can Dermal Fillers correct?

Most of our patients ask about dermal fillers to reduce the signs of aging, but they can also be used to change or enhance your current features. Dermal fillers are ideal for:

 

• Frown lines

• Down turned mouths

• Nose to mouth lines

• Lines from the corner of the mouth down to the chin

• Under-eye lines/bags

• Crow’s feet

• Recessed scars

• Thin lips

• Sunken cheeks

• Eyebrow lines

How long will the effects last?

This tends to depend on the kind of filler used for your treatment.

 

• Collagen lasts three to four months.

• Hyaluronic acid lasts around four to six months.

• Calcium hydroxylapatite lasts about eighteen months.

• Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) can last between seven months and two years.

• Polymethylmethacrylate beads (PMMA) are permanent, but the riskiest option of all Dermal Fillers.

 

Your practitioner will decide which type of dermal filler is best for you based on your medical history and the effects you want to see. They’ll also let you know how often you’ll need follow up appointments to maintain your final look.

Will my Dermal Fillers treatment be painful?

If you’re worried about your fillers hurting, we’re happy to apply local anaesthetic creams beforehand.

 

During your procedure, your practitioner will deliver your filler as gently as possible then massage the area. The treatment time can take between 30 minutes to an hour.

How long might my recovery time be?

For around 24 hours after your treatment, you may find the area around your fillers is a little red, bruised, itchy or tender. These are normal temporary side effects that usually disappear within a few days.

 

We advise our patients avoid coffee, hot drinks, alcohol and the sun until the side effects have worn off. You may also want to put off strenuous activities for a day or two after your treatment. Other than that, you should be able to resume your normal activities straight away.

Are there any risks involved?

One of the reasons Dermal Fillers are so popular across the world is because they are considered extremely safe.

 

Allergic reactions are almost unheard of, and infections are incredibly rare for this procedure.

Our practitioners are highly trained and use only the highest quality fillers, which will greatly decrease any potential risks.

Sasha Findlay

Trainee Dental Nurse/Receptionist